recently, a series of experiences in tiktok overseas TikTok have aroused concern. As a short video sharing application for young audiences, tiktok has more than 100 million users in the United States in just three years, and it has also become the most downloaded mobile app in the world in the first quarter of this year. But tiktok, which is so popular and sought after by American people, has recently been threatened by the US government to ban it. It is worth exploring the truth of such an adventure in the United States.
local time August 6th, Trump signed the presidential executive order, set a 45 day time limit for the “tiktok” of the US version of the TikTok. After 45 days, U.S. individuals or entities will be prohibited from engaging in any transaction with tiktok, wechat and its Chinese parent company. However, what does the so-called “transaction” really mean is not specified in the administrative order. Reporter: it may mean that Americans can’t work for tiktok, or apple store and Google store can’t download tiktok. We don’t know what that means. < p > < p > on July 29, tiktok CEO Mayer responded that tiktok was registered in the United States, and all the top management of the company was held by Americans. All data of American users were stored in the database in Virginia, USA, and only had backup in Singapore. Tiktok has never and will not provide user information to the Chinese government. < / P > < p > he also said that in order to prove his innocence, he is willing to show the core algorithm of tiktok data collection to the US Foreign Investment Commission, which is responsible for the supervision of foreign-funded enterprises. < p > < p > tiktok U.S. General Manager papas: our mobile applications are the most secure, we know how to do the right thing… Tiktok’s 1500 employees work hard every day, and in the next three years, we will create 10000 jobs for the United States.
in August 2017, TikTok entered the US market, and then the parent tiktok of the chattering company bought the short video sharing website in the US for 1 billion US dollars. Musical.ly The next year Musical.ly A new version, tiktok TikTok, is now released, and its customers are mainly young people. < p > < p > in just three years, tiktok has rapidly become popular in the United States, with an annual growth rate of 376%. In Japan, Brazil, Russia and other countries, tiktok also topped the list of local app store and Google play downloads. Zach king, born in 1990, is one of tiktok’s most well-known bloggers, with more than 45 million people following him. He uses video editing on tiktok to make the work look like magic. Zach king, tiktok blogger: what we see is a new style of humor, which is different from painting on vine or long videos on YouTube. It’s an expression pack culture. People create emoticons according to their preferences. What I like about it is that if you look at these short videos carefully, you will find that there is deep humor in them. It is a trend. The user base of tiktok is mainly millennials like Zach king, as well as younger generation Z teenagers. The millennials were born between 1981 and 1996. Generation Z, also known as the Internet generation, refers to the younger teenagers born between 1995 and 2009. < p > < p > according to the Pew Research Center, the average age of voters in this year’s US general election is lower than that of the last US election in 2016, especially among white voters, the proportion of millennials and generation Z who love playing tiktok has increased significantly. < / P > < p > on June 16, a user launched an initiative on tiktok calling on people not to attend the trump campaign rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma, four days later. < / P > < p > tiktok users: I suggest that all those who want to see 19000 seats empty go grab tickets now and don’t show up. What do you think of this idea? < / P > < p > the initiative immediately received more than 2 million points of praise and a large number of retweets. Tens of thousands of tiktok users showed videos on social media that they had snatched tickets for the rally but did not intend to go to. Tiktok users in the United States: I don’t think it’s a coincidence. After the election rally in Tulsa was ruined, trump suddenly banned tiktok. President trump of the United States: my friends called after they learned that I was going to ban tiktok. Their children love playing tiktok, but my friends don’t. Because of tiktok, they can’t even see their children. < / P > < p > in addition to trump’s complaints about tiktok, the popular tiktok among American users also makes Facebook, the social media leader, feel uneasy. According to statistics, in the first quarter of 2020, the number of monthly active users of Tik tok has surpassed that of twitter, instagram and snapchat, catching up with Facebook. In May this year, after Freud, a black man, was killed by a white policeman on his knees, protests against racial discrimination broke out in hundreds of American cities. On tiktok, a forum called “the life of a black man is also a life”, with a total of 18.1 billion visitors. < / P > < p > Facebook is not only Trump’s main platform for political advertising, but also the extraordinary personal relationship between trump and Facebook CEO Zuckerberg is no secret. President Trump: I’m number one on facebook… If Zuckerberg is going to run for president one day, I won’t be surprised. He has this ambition. Since the end of 2015, Facebook has reduced Trump’s bottom line of political advertising. Facebook seems to have done nothing about Trump’s hate propaganda political ads, leading to “social media” being abused by politicians. As we all know, Facebook’s more serious “political interference” behavior is that in 2018, as many as 87 million Facebook users’ information was obtained and maliciously used by the consulting company Cambridge analysis. < / P > < p > al Jazeera: in 2018, Cambridge data analysis company stole tens of millions of us user information from Facebook. These data were used to launch psychological warfare against voters in swing states, and skillfully induced these voters to vote for trump, who was running in 2016. < / P > < p > at present, as the leader of social media, Facebook has 2.7 billion monthly active users, reaching about one third of the global audience. Zuckerberg also acquired instagram and WhatsApp, and then acquired oculus, a VR technology company. < / P > < p > in the global social media downloads list in April 2020, four of the top six apps were owned by Facebook. Its monopoly position is self-evident. < p > < p > Facebook co-founder Hughes: in May 2019, many companies have no way to fight back against Facebook, and they can’t get shelter. Monopoly makes innovation disappear. Facebook’s way to win is to buy competitors before they become stronger or copy competitors’ innovation achievements. Some start-ups get considerable investment and attention. However, since 2011, no large social platform has survived. < p > < p > congressman jayapar of Washington State: less than 50? In my opinion, Facebook is a typical monopoly power. Your company collects and cashes our data, and then uses it to monitor competitors, copy, acquire and kill competitors. < / P > < p > in November 2018, Facebook failed to launch Lasso, a short video application. This year, instagram launched another application, reels. Whether it’s software pages, video editing and special effects, reels is like a fake version of Tik tok. < p > < p > tiktok CEO Mayer said on his official website that Facebook is a copy dog that constantly plagiarizes competitors. On July 29, Tik tok CEO Mayer accused Facebook of trying to drive tiktok out of the market in an unfair way under the guise of patriotism. < / P > < p > on August 5, just on the day trump officially announced the ban of tiktok, facebook “happened to” announce that its short video sharing app reels was officially launched. < / P > < p > it is reported that at present, the biggest potential buyer of Tik tok is likely to be Microsoft, a technology giant. Microsoft is not only strong, but is not facing an antitrust investigation from the US Congress like Facebook, Google, Amazon and apple. < / P > < p > it is reported that the final acquisition price of Microsoft may be only $10-30 billion, while tiktok’s market valuation is currently over $75 billion. For Microsoft, this is obviously a good deal. However, the verge, the US technology media, points out that Microsoft is not good at managing social applications that need to face consumers. From the withered chat software MSN to Skype and LinkedIn, the performance is mediocre. Tiktok, which is acquired by Microsoft, is likely to turn from prosperity to decline and lose competitiveness. < p > < p > therefore, it is believed that all this may be what trump wants: to let Microsoft screw up tiktok can not only help Zuckerberg and his Facebook company, but also weaken the ability of young voters to use tiktok platform to gather strength and deal with trump. With regard to the tiktok incident, the director of the Council on foreign relations of the United States, sigal, commented: “I don’t think the data of dancing for 15-year-old children have much to do with national security. Banning tiktok without concrete evidence shows the trump government’s inferior response to the fact that China has risen in the field of science and technology.” However, it seems that the trump government has opened a Pandora’s box to protect domestic enterprises such as Facebook and Google under the banner of “national security”. Continue ReadingASMC, a lithography maker, was one of TSMC’s 14 top suppliers last year